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Gamaliel resigns from the arbitration committee

For this week in the arbitration report: arbitrator Gamaliel resigned from the Committee while a motion has been made about Extended Confirmed protection.

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Extended confirmed protection

  • The Committee has not explained what "expectations" means in this context. It appears to be some kind of policy statement. The Committee is not allowed to make policy, that is reserved for the community. If this is not policy then what is it? All the best: Rich Farmbrough, 00:02, 29 May 2016 (UTC).[reply]
It was pretty clear that the restrictions related to 30/500 were in regard to AE and DS. An administrator cannot enact the specified sanctions as an AE or DS remedy and therefore are subject to rules regarding any other admin action and are not backed by arbcom. --DHeyward (talk) 09:13, 29 May 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Gamaliel resigns

Why is Gamaliel "currently unable to edit the English Wikipedia", and therefore unable to act as an arbitrator, "as a result of circumstances ... which in no way reflect negatively on him"? While I do not want to invade anyone's privacy, the community is entitled to some explanation of why an arbitrator that we recently elected is "currently unable" to fulfill his duties as an arbitrator.—Finell 18:34, 9 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]

You're not actually entitled to that information. You're not entitled to any information about people's personal lives.--Jorm (talk) 18:46, 9 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Nothing in the announcement said that the reason had to do with "information about people's personal lives."—Finell 20:25, 9 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Most people (rightly) assume that when someone steps down from a role, saying "I am unable to continue with this," and doesn't say why, that it's a "personal life issue". And thus: you are not entitled to any more information than that.--Jorm (talk) 20:53, 9 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]


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